Ssewamala receives NIH grant to research HIV/AIDS stigma in Uganda

Fred Ssewamala, the William E. Gordon Distinguished Professor at the Brown School, and Proscovia Nabunya, research assistant professor, have received a two-year $425,000 award from the National Institute of Mental Health of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to address HIV/AIDS-associated stigma among adolescents in southwest Uganda.

The study will test two evidence-based interventions, group cognitive behavioral therapy and multiple family group sessions, to see which is more effective in reducing such stigma at both the individual and family level.